HH Lhoga Rinpoche
Short Biography Of HH Lhoga Rinpoche
His Holiness Lhoga Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Kathok Monastery’s retired abbot Mahapandita Khenchen Legshe Jorden. The Kathok Lineage – the source of Nyingmapa tradition – has a history of more than 840 years. His Holiness Lhoga Rinpoche is the 84th Throne Holder of Kathok Lineage.
Lhoga Rinpoche was an extraordinary child when he was young. His heart is pure and his mind is unaffected by worldly concerns. In his youth, he sought out many accomplished masters of the Nyingma Tradition, received sutric and tantric teachings from them, contemplated their meanings and practised extensively under the tutelage of these masters. In particular, regarding the teachings on the Great Perfection, he received the ear-whispered instructions on Trekchod, Todgal, Yeshe Lama, and the practice of Choying Dzod. Through the teachings that he received and through his profound practise of them, His Holiness has gained unimpeded Wisdom and enormous realizations.
In 1990, as a result of unanimous requests and agreement from the Holders of five golden Dharma Seats in the Kathok Lineage, His Holiness Lhoga Rinpoche was officially enthroned as the 84th supreme Throne Holder of the Nyingma Kathok Monastery. As the karmic links of sentient beings with him ripened, His Holiness started to propagate the Buddha Dharma on a much wider scale, giving empowerments, oral-transmissions as well as guidance on Dharma practices. The fortunate disciples who received initiations from Him run literally into several hundreds of thousands. There are often numerous unimaginably auspicious signs when His Holiness presided over pujas.
In Kathok, he renovated the main retreat center – Nying Gon Meditation Center. He has also built 128 stupas in the outer areas surrounding Kathok Monastery. He built the magnificent mandala of the Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities, in his Yonten Jungkhung Monastery in his hometown in Xin Long (Nyarong) province. He has been invited by disciples to propagate the Buddha dharma in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Europe, America, South East Asia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and many other countries. His footsteps have graced many countries and various parts of China.
His Holiness not only diligently spreads Buddhism but also actively participates in charity. In order to improve the living conditions of the people in the poor regions of Kham, to create opportunities for the young to have education and a more conducive environment for studying, His Holiness strongly supported the building of hospitals and schools. Thus people who are in the poor regions have benefited from his contributions and undivided compassion. Due to His Holiness’ immeasurable compassion, wisdom, and aspiration in propagating the Buddha dharma, his activities have pervaded and nourished this world in all directions.
Lineage of HH Lhoga Rinpoche
See (12), (21) and (37) for previous incarnations of His Holiness.